We are lucky enough around here to have a lot of relatively old sign posts. In the mid 1960s the government advised councils to remove finger posts and replace them with more modern signage. Somerset fortunately didn't heed this. They have SSC (Somerset County Council) on the top dating back to when Somerset reached up to the boundary of Bristol. The area in more recent years has been the county of Avon before becoming North Somerset.
I pass these signposts regularly but have rarely stopped to look at them.
It was on closer inspection that I noticed the writing Sheldon Wells on the base which refers to the foundry where they were made.
Then of course there are the names. This signpost actually points to the name of a road close by. I suspect it was so named because it led to the large house in the top picture which was indeed the parsonage. The name Lulsgate is familiar to many local people. Bristol International Airport was always referred to as Lulsgate Airport in its early days. Nempnett or Nempnett Thrubwell to give it's full name was put on the map for Wurzels fans by being mentioned in one of their songs.
Do you have many of these finger sign posts near you or are they more of a rarity?